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IRI sees channel and category shifts

IRI sees channel and category shifts

CHICAGO — New research from IRI found that small and extra-small CPG manufacturers’ and retailers’ own brands gained U.S. market share over larger players during 2020. Of the CPG industry’s $933 billion of total U.S. sales in measured channels in 2020, large manufacturers collectively lost 1.3 share points, or $12.1 billion in sales, to smaller players

New report on how COVID-19 vaccine adoption will impact the CPG industry

New report on how COVID-19 vaccine adoption will impact the CPG industry

CHICAGO — COVID-19 vaccines have begun in the United Kingdom and Canada, with the US markets to follow very soon. Strong adoption of vaccinations will increase consumer confidence and speed up social mobility, ultimately driving economic growth. IRI’s latest report, “Anticipated Vaccine Adoption and Impact on CPG Industry,”explores the opportunities that retailers and manufacturers have to

IRI and 1010data team to develop new data democratizing solutions

IRI and 1010data team to develop new data democratizing solutions

CHICAGO — IRI and 1010data are working together to focus on democratizing data-driven analytics across organizations in the CPG ecosystem, leveraging both companies’ data, technology, relationships and expertise. As part of the partnership, IRI and 1010data will be investing in a joint program office that will develop innovative new products and solutions that enhance CPG

IRI acquires leading supply chain analytics provider RSi

IRI acquires leading supply chain analytics provider RSi

CHICAGO —  IRI announced that it has acquired Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), the leading provider of supply chain solutions for CPG manufacturers and retailers. The addition of RSi’s solutions to the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data technology platform will offer the industry’s most comprehensive supply chain solution, as well as the largest repository of de-identified and anonymous

IRI: The changing shape of the CPG demand curve

IRI: The changing shape of the CPG demand curve

CHICAGO — As IRI continues to monitor the global pandemic, its latest report, “The Changing Shape of the CPG Demand Curve: Re-Ignite In-Store Merchandising Effectiveness in Grocery Channel,” examines the impact COVID-19 has had on total food channel store display merchandising as well as strategies to help manufacturers and retailers navigate the future of display in

Consumer analytics veteran Jeremy Allen joins IRI

Consumer analytics veteran Jeremy Allen joins IRI

CHICAGO — IRI  has appointed Jeremy Allen as president of Market and Shopper Intelligence (MSI), effective Sept. 1. Allen will report directly to IRI president and CEO Andrew Appel and lead IRI’s MSI team, which supports IRI clients in drawing impactful and actionable insights and recommendations based on IRI’s industry-leading big data, analytics and IRI

IRI launches CPG Demand Index Forecasts on COVID-19 dashboard

IRI launches CPG Demand Index Forecasts on COVID-19 dashboard

CHICAGO  — IRI has announced to launch of IRI CPG Demand Index Forecasts, a proprietary, fully automated forecasting solution that anticipates consumer demand at multiple time intervals through the end of 2021. The solution projects the impact of complex, interdependent factors on consumer demand, including pandemic persistence, lifestyle shifts, in-home versus out-of-home consumption patterns, consumer

New report shows reduced unemployment benefit changes could have an impact on food and beverage spending

New report shows reduced unemployment benefit changes could have an impact on food and beverage spending

CHICAGO — Following the executive order signed on August 8 in the U.S. for an extension of $400 in weekly unemployment benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor reports it will be weeks before benefits make their way to recipients. As IRI continues to monitor the global pandemic, the company is releasing a new report, “Potential

IRI looks at innovation lessons From the great recession

IRI looks at innovation lessons From the great recession

CHICAGO — The latest report in IRI’s “Recession-Proof Your Business”series takes a closer look at common themes among the most successful new CPG product launches and how they can be applied in the current environment. Consumers are spending less time in the store and are changing their working habits, which fuels more in-home consumption that had

IRI looks at building brands during recessionary times

IRI looks at building brands during recessionary times

CHICAGO — As IRI continues to monitor the pandemic, the company has released a special series, “Recession-Proof Your Business.” In past recessions, few large brands enjoyed substantial growth, but now, large, iconic brands are acquiring both new and lapsed buyers. In this new recession, the challenge will be for these brands to maintain buyer loyalty. In

IRI: Natural product sales are up

IRI: Natural product sales are up

CHICAGO — New research from IRI and SPINS, a leading provider of wellness-focused data technology and market analytics reveals that consumers are purchasing more natural products in 2020, both pre-COVID-19 and during the current pandemic. The new report, COVID-19 and Navigating the Path Ahead: Supporting the Natural Products Consumer,highlights natural shoppers’ product and shopping preferences, recommended strategies for manufacturers

IRI unveils 2019 New Product Pacesetters

IRI unveils 2019 New Product Pacesetters

CHICAGO  — IRI announced on Monday the release of its 2019 New Product Pacesetters™, the 25th annual report highlighting the most successful new product launches across food and beverage, nonfood and convenience store sectors. Both large and small companies were successful in 2019, thanks to consumers’ willingness to embrace an expanded range of product types and

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